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Surreal Interpretations of Womanhood Photographed by Marjorie Salvaterra

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Drawing inspiration from her own life, photographer Marjorie Salvaterra has created a series of black and white tableaus of women that look a lot like a scenes out of an Italian film. These woman are HER. Through exaggerated gestures and surreal interpretations she explores the complexities of life, gender and age, that come together to reflect a universal idea of womanhood.

Salvaterra gathered her friends, dressed them in gowns and wigs, so as to be non-specific and representative of every woman. In one scene, a woman stands naked in front of a packed theater. In another, a sea of women lie face down with their heads in the earth. While some scenes evokes feelings of melancholy, Salvaterra points out in her artist statement that these photographs “assure HER that she is not on this path alone.”

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All images © Marjorie Salvaterra

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